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    In SALT we lift up our eyes and look to the future. We hold SALT knowledge about the opportunities and challenges coastal societies face today. We have SALT ideas about how humans pulling together can work to release the full potential of the coastal areas, with knowledge as our fundament. And we are happy to share this knowledge.

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    Emerging Leaders

    Emerging Leaders

    Future activities and operations in the Arctic call for a broad understanding of the opportunities and challenges to ensure sustainable development. Emerging Leaders calls for young professionals and Ph.D. students/post docs to meet with representatives from academia, business and the public sector through an inspiring and educational program.

    Emerging Leaders is a side event of the international Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, every year in January. 30 selected candidates from different countries participate in a blend of technical, social and cultural events accompanied by mentors from business, politics and academia. The program starts in the city of Bodø, then continues onboard the Norwegian Coastal Express “Hurtigruten” and ends in Tromsø, “the gateway to the Arctic”. To explore the marine resources and potential in the Lofoten Islands, a stopover will be made in Svolvær.  The participants will be challenged to engage in discussions and presentations during the program.

    In a world of increasing turmoil, the Arctic is still a place for collaboration and peaceful communication. In order to maintain peaceful relations across borders in the north, the encompassing science collaboration has been particularly important. The vast ocean that represents the bulk of the arctic area carries large potential, but also great threats. As increasingly larger parts of it will be utilized, how do we secure productive and healthy oceans? Sustainable development of the ocean is of particular importance in this matter. Sustainable business development is also key in securing resilient arctic societies. Connecting these societies together and closer to the rest of the world, while bringing ideas, knowledge, technology and capital together, are overarching topics during the exciting week of Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders.

    The Emerging Leaders’ program is linked to the annual topic of Arctic Frontiers and includes the following sessions:
    Session 1        Politics and Security in the High North
    Session 2        Technology Development and Arctic Business
    Session 3        Annual Arctic Frontiers topic
    Session 4        Workshop; preparing for presentation at Arctic Frontiers



    Large quantities of microplastics are constantly entering the oceans from landbased sources. The project FanpLESStic-Sea aims to reduce this problem, particularly in the Baltic Sea region.

    The project has three key targets:

    • increased knowledge of where microplastics come from and their transport pathways
    • evaluation of technology that can reduce microplastic or reduce microplastic leakage before reaching watercourses,
    • increased knowledge and commitment of decision makers through suggestions on how to implement cost-effective methods to reduce microplastics.

    The project has partners in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. SALT is the only Norwegian partner in the project.

    The project period is from January 1st 2019 to June 30th 2021, and the total budget of the project is 2 968 069 euro.

    Havet e mor di – A Crash Course in the meaning of the Coast

    Havet e mor di – A Crash Course in the meaning of the Coast

    SALT is responsible for planning and executing the conference «Havet e mor di» in July,

    We invite the next generation of decision makers to make sure that the future decisions are based on a solid knowledge about the coasts possibilities and challenges.

    Sponsors: The County of Nordland, Norsk Olje og gass, Bodøregionens utviklingsselskap, Træna municipality and Maritimt Forum.

    Konjunkturbarometer Nord-Norge

    Konjunkturbarometer Nord-Norge

    Konjunkturbarometer Nord-Norge – The Business Barometer of Northern Norway

    SALT delivers services in collaboration with Mo Industripark, Menon Economics and Bedriftskompetanse.

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